The characters from the second movie, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers,
in LEGO minifig form. First posted 7-3-2004.
This is just a little battle scene I did of Gimli, Legolas, Haldir, and
Aragorn fighting some Uruk-hai.
"I'm wasted on cross-country! We dwarves are natural sprinters! Very
dangerous over short distances..." - Gimli (movie)
These are the main three fighting characters in the fellowship, excluding
old men, hobbits, and people that get killed.
Not quite Helm's Deep, is it? I know, but until I make a Helm's Deep
playset, you'll just have to work with me here.
"Then one rode forward, a tall man, taller than all the rest; from his
helm as a crest a white horse-tail flowed. He advanced until the point of
his spear was within a foot of Aragorn's breast. Aragorn did not stir.
'Who are you, and what are you doing in this land?' said the Rider, using
the Common Speech of the West, in a manner and tone like to the speech of
Boromir, Man of Gondor." - The Two Towers (book)
I never could make a face decal for Éomer that I really liked, but finally
I settled on this one. Once again I have used my Liquid Snake hair on
another minifig. I paid a lot of attention to the details on LEGO Eomer's
chest decal. It wouldn't have looked right if I hadn't.
"Where is the horse and the rider?... Where is the horn that was
blowing?... They have passed like rain on the mountain, like wind in the
meadow. The sun has gone down in the West, behind the hills... into
shadow." - Theoden
Though you can hardly see it, Théoden has a custom face decal just like
Éomer. And, though you can hardly see it, he does have a beard. He is seen
here in his battle armor, because battle armor is the best.
"Gandalf... That was what they used to call me: Gandalf the Grey. That was
my name... I am Gandalf the White." - Gandalf (movie)
Though I already said it in my Fellowship of the Ring section, I have to
say it again: no, my Gandalf is not the same minifig as my Saruman. He has
a different head, staff, and chest decal. Look closely. I wish I could
have cut his beard shorter so that it would be more like the movie and so
you could see his chest decal better, but I didn't want to ruin another
white wizard beard!
"Before Sam could get a hold, long legs and arms were wound round him
pinning his arms, and a clinging grip, soft but horribly strong, was
squeezing him slowly like tightening cords; clammy fingers were feeling
for his throat. Then sharp teeth bit into his shoulder." - The Two Towers
Well, it would seem the movie did that fight scene pretty accurately.
After looking at all the other custom Gollums online, I decided I didn't
want to make mine standard minifig shape. He had to be skinnier, so I used
a Life on Mars alien body. I think the results came out quite nicely,
myself. In fact, I'd say he's one of my best minifigs.
"This is no ordinary rabble of mindless orcs. These are Uruk-hai! Their
armor is thick, and their shields broad." - Gimli (movie)
The one thing that I have never seen customized well online is a Uruk-hai.
There are amazing models of Helm's Deep out there, the like of which I
could never hope to build, but the attackers look more like an army of
Sith than Uruk-hai. This can be excused since the the builder had to make
so MANY of them, I guess, but... anyway, here are my Uruk. Yes, they all
have different heads. I made the Uruk-hai blade (held by the one on the
left) by taking the rifle barrel I had cut off to make Solid Snake's
pistol for my Metal Gear Solid customs and shaving it to be thin using a
fingernail file. His shield is merely a decal I drew and pasted on an
official LEGO shield. The Uruk on the right is a berserker.
Those are the bigger, almost naked Uruk-hai with the huge, two-handed
blades. His blade was made by cutting the ends off of a pickaxe and
sticking it into a grey lightsaber handle.
"An alliance once existed between Elves and Men. We come to honor that
allegiance." - Haldir (movie)
Haldir is the leader of the Elves sent by Elrond to reinforce the Men of
Rohan at Helm's Deep in the movie... something I'm pretty sure never
happens in the book. He is killed in the battle by the Uruk-hai.
"Remember today, little brother." - Boromir (movie)
This is a scene that was cut from the theater version of The Two Towers.
You can see it in the Extended Edition DVD, however. I liked the scene,
even though it differed from the book a little.